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Hello,

1. While walking through the zoo, he came face to face an ape.

2. He read up the whole letter before putting it away.

3.Let us not dispute about his decision.

4.Leena don't have parents; She was brought by her aunt.

5.Everyone congratulated Mr.X for his success in catching the burglar.

6.When I grow, I want to be a nurse.

Are these sentences correct? Please correct if not so.

Thanks and regards.
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Hi there. Here they are, corrected--

1. While walking through the zoo, he came face to face with an ape.

2. He read the whole letter before putting it away.

3. Let us not dispute his decision.

4. Leena doesn't have parents; she was brought up by her aunt.

5. Everyone congratulated Mr.X for his success in catching the burglar. ("in" is ok, I think)

6. When I grow up, I want to be a nurse.
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My first post here!

I'd like to ask wether "congratulate for" is correct, since I was taught to say "congratulate somebody on something," and my dictionary (Oxford Advanced) doesn't list any preposition other than "on."

Thanks,

Tanit
Tanit
My first post here!

I'd like to ask wether "congratulate for" is correct, since I was taught to say "congratulate somebody on something," and my dictionary (Oxford Advanced) doesn't list any preposition other than "on."

Thanks,

Tanit

Tanit,

Welcome to the forum.Typically, “congratulate” is used in conjunction with “on”, not “for”. If your best friend finally received his long-waited promotion to be the director of operation, you will say ”congratulation ON your promotion”.

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Ok, then sentence number 5 in Hanuman's post

'Everyone congratulated Mr.X for his success in catching the burglar.'

wasn't correct, was it?

By the way, google finds nearly 30,000 occurrences of 'congratulate for' Emotion: tongue tied

And my 'wether' was a typo... Emotion: sad
TanitOk, then sentence number 5 in Hanuman's post

'Everyone congratulated Mr.X for his success in catching the burglar.'

wasn't correct, was it?

By the way, google finds nearly 30,000 occurrences of 'congratulate for' Emotion: tongue tied

And my 'wether' was a typo... Emotion: sad

I am more inclined to say "for" is the improper prep. to use. But I am willing to hear what others have to say.
you will say ”congratulation ON your promotion”.
Actually, you will say "Congratulations on your promotion!"

It's the same pattern as with "Thanks for ...".

CJ
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